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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Fairfax County man slain, roommate charged

A 38-year-old Fairfax County man was fatally stabbed Tuesday and a roommate has been charged with murder, Fairfax County police said.

Jose Ivan Lopez Castro (Courtesy of Fairfax County police)
Officers found Oscar Rivera, 38, dead in the bathroom of an apartment in the 9100 block of Barrick Street in the Merrifield area about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. They said Jose Ivan Lopez Castro, 20, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder.

Police said they think there was an altercation between the men but did not provide details. They said both men lived in the Barrick Street apartment.

Castro is being held at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, police said. They said the investigation is continuing.

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